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Essence of Oman (Elite)

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Day 1: Upon arrival in Muscat, you will be met in the arrivals hall and taken to your hotel.

Pass By: Muscat Grand Mall, Al Khuwayr Al Janubiyyah, Muscat 113 Oman
Muscat Grand Mall, Muscat, Oman

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in W Hotel in Muscat

Day 2: Muscat city tour (approx. 50 km)

Stop At: Mutrah Souq, Al Bahri Rd Near Corniche Restaurant, 113 Oman
Enjoy the breakfast in the hotel and the free morning.
At 14:30, your tour guide will be waiting for you in the lobby. Drive to Marina Bandar al Rhowda. From here, the 4-hour boat ride starts at 16:00 along the coast
Muscats (motor boats).
After a short drive to the bay of Muscat, which is dominated on the flanks of the two forts Mirani in the west and Jalali in the east. Here is also the Al Alam Palace, where you have plenty of time for a walk and for photos.
Then it goes through the waterfront to the Mutrah Souq, one of the oldest souqs in Oman. The narrow, winding streets let
the area appear like a labyrinth. Everywhere it smells of sweets, spices, frankincense, incense, scented oils and perfume.
back to the hotel for dinner.
Overnight in Muscat.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Al Alam Palace, Waterfront Oman
Al Alam Palace is one of 8 palaces of Sultan Qaboos in Oman, which is intended for solemn occasions.

Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in W Hotel in Muscat

Day 3: Muscat - Jabreen - Bahla - Jabal Shams (about 300 km)

Stop At: Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Sultan Qaboos St, Muscat 113 Oman
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. You will be greeted at 08:30 by your tour guide in the lobby. Today's journey begins with a visit to the Great Sultan Qaboos Mosque (opening hours for visitors from Saturday to Thursday from 08:00 to 11:00, excluding public holidays), the largest and most attractive mosque in the country. After six years of construction
Now you can pray over 6000 believers inside you. The Persian carpet in the prayer hall has no less than 1.7 billion knots on its 70 x 60-meter surface, the highest minaret is over 90 meters high, impressive craftsmanship and a huge chandelier impress deeply.
Then drive through the embassy district (please note that no pictures can be taken in the embassy district). Near
There is also the interesting Natural History Museum, where you will spend about 1 hour.

Then leave Muscat and drive to Jabreen. In the heart of this wild, uncharted landscape lies the residence Jabreen. Built by Sultan Bil Arab, this thoughtful building astonishes its visitors. Stucco work, paintings, wooden ceiling and sophisticated defenses are a feast for the eye. On the way to Nizwa there is a photo stop in Bahla, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, which has been carefully restored (photo stop from the outside). The origins of this mighty fortress, which is the largest in the country, date back to about 1000 BC. They continue to Al Hamra. Change of vehicles. Afterwards you will drive with all-terrain vehicles to the Jabal Shams, the mountain of the sun, the highest mountain in the country. The first stop is Al Hamra, the Red City, a fascinating example of clay architecture. Embedded in the plant of a huge oasis, the observer is put into the past. Photo stop in Al Nakhar, merging almost invisibly with the rocks, bounded by the mighty Wadi Ghul, this village offers itself to the beholder dar. Slowly the Gelaendefahrzeuge work towards Jabal Shams, a natural spectacle unfolds in the high mountains. Cooling air signals the overburdened altitude meters and the Grand Canyon of Oman, with a depth of over a thousand meters, offers a dramatic view. A hike completes the visit to the high mountains (optional).
Dinner and overnight at the View Hotel in Al Hamra.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Jibreen Castle, Jabrin 612 Oman
the Jebreen Fort is the best preserved fort in Oman and the most visited by tourists too.
It dates back to the 17th century.

Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at the View Hotel in Al Hamra.

Day 4: Jabal Shams - Al Hamra - Misfat Al Abriyeen - Nizwa

Stop At: Nizwa Souk, City Center Close to the fort, Nizwa 611 Oman
Jabal Shams - Al Hamra - Misfat Al Abriyeen - Nizwa (about 200 km) After breakfast, drive back to Al Hamra with the 4WD vehicles, where you will visit a private museum. Then change the vehicles.
Continue to Misfat Al Abriyeen. After a detour to the village of Misfat, which is completely made of natural stone and is stuck to a precipitous mountain slope, drive to Nizwa. Especially in the 17th century Nizwa was flourishing
Center of religion, philosophy, art and commerce. Today, Nizwa is one of the most visited tourist attractions with its historic buildings. The imposing fortress with its monumental fortress tower was built in the middle of the 17th century by Sultan bin Saif bin Malik al-Yaaruba in twelve years to defend the way into the hinterland. The ascent to the huge, round cannon platform is a winding staircase with various false branches and Scheintueren that should confuse possible intruders. From the tower you can see the whole of downtown Nizwa.
Drive to the hotel and check in at the hotel. You have some free time before you return to the center of Nizwa at 16:30. The Nizwa Souk is made up of different parts. The central areas are the West and the East Souk, the fruit and vegetable market with adjoining buildings for meat, fish and dates, the handicraft and sweet goods souk,
and the fabric and textile souk including various tailors. Nizwa is also known for its handmade Khanjar crooks and silver jewelery.
Overnight in Nizwa.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in Golden Tulipe Nizwa

Day 5: Nizwa - Sinaw - Wadi Bani Khalid- Wahiba (about 400 km)

Stop At: Wadi Bani Khalid, Road 23 apprx. 40 km from Bidiyyah Muscat-Sur Road, Muscat 113 Oman
Today on the way to Sinaw the traveler gets one
Taste of the vastness and endlessness of the desert. Sinaw
pleased with a lively market. Colourfull dressed
Bedouin women do their shopping here and sell theirs
homemade cosmetics and handicrafts. Continue to Wadi Bani Khalid. After about an hour's drive through small villages and towns you reach
then the Wadi Bani Khalid. This wadi is one of the most beautiful and green wadis in Oman. The road leads you through the mountains and offers a beautiful view of the mountains
Surroundings. In the shade of the palm trees ripen a variety of tropical fruits. The last piece leads directly through the river bed to thick, smooth washed boulders and Falaj
Pass by. The road ends at a small parking lot and you continue on foot to the wadi. The wadi is lush green overgrown and in the crystal clear, turquoise green shimmering water cavort numerous small fish.
Subsequent trip to the sandwueste Sharqiyah Sands (formerly: Wahiba). This covers an area of 12000 km2.
You will be in Al Wasil, Bidiyah by experienced drivers
picked up and drive to the camp. This ride is done with 4WD
Vehicles - please note that max. 4 people per vehicle are allowed (when switching to the 4WD vehicles, there may be waiting times).
Upon arrival at the camp, you will have plenty of time to relax or explore the area on a camel (payment for this service is made locally), while dinner is prepared.
Dinner and overnight at Desert Nights Camp at Wahiba Sands.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Wahiba Sands, Jalan Bani Buhassan Oman
Wahiba's desert area is approximately 12,000 QKM;
There are now many forms of sand dune

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Desert nights Camp

Day 6: Wahiba - Sur - Wadi Shab - Bamah - Muscat

Stop At: Sur Maritime Museum, Wilayat, Sur Oman
Drive from the desolation of the desert into the bustle of the industrial city of Sur, the contrast is immense! But Sur also has its historical secrets, for centuries here were built the ocean-going dhows that dominated the Arabian seas. Today, this tradition is lovingly maintained, at the moment, some dhows are under construction again. Testimonies of this period are the beautifully carved doors of Ayjah, a treasure in a land where wood was (and is) in short supply. Along the coast, drive to Muscat. On the way you make a stop in Wadi Shab. Hike in the wadi (optional). Continue to Muscat.
Overnight in Muscat.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Wadi Shab, 50km West of Sur, Sur 411 Oman
In Wadi shab you have the opportunity to hike in one of the most beautiful wadis of Oman.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in W Hotel in Muscat

Day 7: Muscat - Batinah tour and departure (about 280 km)

Stop At: Nakhal Fort, Wilayat Nakhal, Nakhl 323 Oman
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. At 8:30 am your tour guide will be waiting for you to drive to downtown Barkas, where you will be able to watch the fishermen selling the nocturnal catch. Here you can also visit the traditional vegetable and fruit market.
A short drive will take you to the small private museum Bait Na'aman with a visit.
After this visit, leave the coast, cross the Batinah plain and reach Nakhl. Here you visit the mighty fortress of Nakhl, which was built directly in front of the gigantic backdrop of the steep and barren Jebel Nakhl massif. This fort served the imams of Bani Kharous and the Ya'arubah dynasty. Recently the fort was renovated and refurbished. Inside, many rooms have been furnished with traditional objects, and the ceiling paintings and carvings of the wooden doors have been repaired. The panorama from the observation tower is unique and offers a magnificent view of the surrounding landscape. From the old village center of Nakhl a road leads through the date palm gardens towards Ain-Thowarah to the local hot springs. Relax near the springs, surrounded by green vegetation and steeply rising rock walls.
Then drive back to Muscat. On the way, guests are transferred by extension to Millennium Resort or Al Nadha Resort or to one of the hotels in Muscat. Those guests returning to Europe will be taken to the W Hotel in Muscat, where they can spend free time in the lobby or shopping.

Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Muscat International Airport, Muscat, Oman

Traveler pickup is offered
Your tour guide will wait for you with the poster of Bahwan Travels at the Sammelpunket.

Airports

  • Seeb Airport, Oman


Duration
7 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 6x Breakfast
  • 6x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 6 nights
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Mutrah Souq
  • Entry/Admission - Al Alam Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Jibreen Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Nizwa Souk
  • Entry/Admission - Wadi Bani Khalid
  • Entry/Admission - Wahiba Sands
  • Entry/Admission - Sur Maritime Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Wadi Shab
  • Entry/Admission - Nakhal Fort
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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